Falkland Islands (Malvinas).
Cecil and Kitty Bertrand in their home on Carcass Island, West Falkland. 'Carcass'
as the islanders know it is named after a British ship HMS Carcass which surveyed
it in 1766. The island is on the far west of the archipelago about 140 miles (200
kms) from the capital,Stanley and Kitty and Cecil had to be totally self sufficient
while sheep farming. They had outside help only at shearing times and every day
began with milking their one cow at dawn. Kitty and Cecil kept their island home
as a wildlife sanctuary and invited us to stay so we could film and record Cecil's
memories of island and Patagonian life dating back to the early part of the century.
Nikon F 35mm Single Lens Reflex with Nikkor 50 mm F1.4 lens. Film - Kodak Plus
X Pan 1/30 second F5.6. Developed by hand in Stanley in the darkroom of local
photographer John Leonard using Kodak Microdol at normal dilution.
- Falkland Islands 6770 /12 -06 © Marion Morrison